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|Tuesday, 21 June 2011 15:51|
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday approved an environmental law that will require factories to publicize their hazardous chemical emissions. But it also rejected two other green bills, a spokesman for MK Dov Khenin (Hadash – the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Israel) announced.
The approved National Registry Act, formulated by the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (Adam Teva V’Din) will require the establishment of databases that detail which substances are being discharged into the air and the exact locations of these chemical emissions.
Today is the environment's day as the Knesset will be observing its own "Environment Day". The event was organized jointly by the Social-Environmental Lobby in the Knesset, leads' by MK Khenin, and Life and Environment - the umbrella organization for all Israeli environmental organizations.
A special discussion will be held at noon by the Social-Environmental Lobby regarding natural resources. The discussion will address a variety of practical issues related to the usage and distribution of Israel’s natural resources, including: gas, oil, phosphates, water, and sand.In addition, the Chairman of the Knesset, MK Rubi Rivlin, and other Knesset members will meet with a delegation of Friends of the Earth – Middle East an organization that unites residents of Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority. They will discuss ways to properly and justly manage communal water resources such as the Dead Sea, Jordan River, and mountain aquifer.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 15:59|